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Patriots are finalizing a deal with former Browns WR Kenny Britt, per @FieldYates. Deal expected to be done shortly.
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Panthers owner Jerry Richardson to sell team after allegations of workplace misconduct





It won’t happen until the season ends.


Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson will be selling the team after allegations of workplace misconduct forced the team to start an internal investigation on Friday.
The team has named Tina Becker its chief operating officer. Becker has been with the Panthers for 20 years, and she will have full control over the team’s day-to-day operations.
Richardson announced his intention to sell the team in a letter on Sunday night after the Panthers’ win over the Green Bay Packers:
Head coach Ron Rivera said Monday that he was surprised by the news.

Specific allegations against Richardson surfaced in a report from Sports Illustrated on Sunday afternoon just as early NFL games were kicking off.
Among the allegations in the report are sexually inappropriate comments directed at female employees:
Among those in heaviest rotation: Show me how you wiggle to get those jeans up. I bet you had to lay down on your bed to fit into those jeans. Did you step into those jeans or did you have to jump into them?
There was also allegedly a racial slur directed at a former team scout:
Perceptions of casual racism hardened recently when, multiple sources told SI, Richardson directed a racial slur at an African-American scout for the Panthers. The scout left the team this year—but not, according to sources, before he sought the counsel of a Charlotte attorney who negotiated a confidential settlement on his behalf. Contacted by SI and asked if he wished to comment, the scout responded, “I’m not in a position to talk.”
Players were not previously made aware that Richardson would be selling the team:

The news of the investigation was first broken by ESPN’s Jim Trotter, who had a statement from coach Ron Rivera.
“I have had a strong relationship with Mr. Richardson during my time with the Panthers,” Rivera told ESPN. “I have enormous respect for the man, but will wait for the results of the investigation before making any judgment.”
Team spokesman Steven Drummond also made a statement upon the news first breaking:
The Carolina Panthers and Mr. Richardson take these allegations very seriously and are fully committed to a full investigation and taking appropriate steps to address and remediate any misconduct," Drummond said. "The entire organization is fully committed to ensuring a safe, comfortable and diverse work environment where all individuals, regardless of sex, race, color, religion, gender, or sexual identity or orientation, are treated fairly and equally. We have work to do to achieve this goal, but we are going to meet it.
Richardson became the first former NFL player since George Halas to own an NFL team. He was awarded the Panthers as an expansion franchise on Oct. 26, 1993, with the team beginning play in 1995.
Richardson was under fire in 2014, when he initially allowed Greg Hardy to play through domestic violence charges.
The team will not be sold until after the completion of the 2017 season, according to Richardson’s letter.
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Raiders fire coach
Colts fire coach


Who is next?
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All signs point to Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia becoming next Giants head coach

All signs point to Patriots DC Matt Patricia as next Giants coach





A rocket scientist has blasted his way into the lead to be the Giants' next head coach.
The Daily News has learned that all signs are pointing to Matt Patricia, the New England Patriots defensive coordinator with a degree in aeronautical engineering, as the man the Giants will hire to point Big Blue back in the right direction.
The Giants' glory days saw Bill Parcells, a coach with defense as his backbone, patrolling the sidelines at the Meadowlands, with Bill Belichick as defensive coordinator, winning the franchise's first two Super Bowls in 1986 and 1990, setting the standard in North Jersey.
But since Parcells, the Giants have hired five head coaches all with offense as their calling card: Ray Handley, Dan Reeves, Jim Fassel, Tom Coughlin and Ben McAdoo.
Coughlin won the Super Bowl twice in 2007 and 2011, but even in '07 succeeded and ruined New England's perfect season thanks largely to Steve Spagnuolo's rabid pass rush led by Michael Strahan, Osi Umenyiora and Justin Tuck.
Great defense defines the Giants at their peak.
And while improving the offense and developing a young quarterback to succeed Eli Manning are priorities in this coaching search, Patricia feels like too good of a fit and could bring an offensive coordinator to address those needs, perhaps Alabama's Brian Daboll, 42, who overlapped with Patricia for seven seasons in New England.

Patricia, 43, as the Daily News has written a few times the last couple days, is not a done deal to the Detroit Lions as several reports had claimed coming out of his interviews last weekend with the Giants, Lions and Cardinals (oh my). In fact, there are indications he prefers the Giants to the Lions.
Matt Patricia would help bring back strong defense to the Giants, which defined the franchise at its peak,

(Charles Krupa/AP)
Maybe the Giants would need to get used to his unkempt sideline appearance — backwards hat, pencil behind the ear, with a bushy beard. But what matters is what's between Patricia's ears.
The NFL's tampering policy dictates that the Giants and Patricia technically would not be permitted even to make an "agreement to execute a contract," let alone sign one, "until after the conclusion of the employer club's playing season" — or until after the Patriots' postseason ends.
But teams find a way of locking up their guy. In 2014, it was an open secret that Seattle Seahawks D-coordinator Dan Quinn was leaving to become the Atlanta Falcons head coach going into the Super Bowl. And last year, the same went for Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan and his future head job with the San Francisco 49ers.
This year, if the Patriots return to the Super Bowl, the Giants actually would be permitted a second interview with Patricia if the Patriots again granted permission, to be conducted no later than Jan. 28 or a week before the game.
Josh McDaniels, 41, the Pats' offensive coordinator, is down to being a candidate for the Colts and the Giants, or staying in New England. But Indianapolis is considered the more likely landing place if McDaniels does leave, after the Colts' reported first choice, Chiefs OC Matt Nagy, took the Bears job.
Vikings OC Pat Shurmur, 52, emerged from his Saturday Giants interview as a stronger candidate than many believed when this process began. And like McDaniels he has the NFL head coaching experience that John Mara is looking for.
But is Shurmur's 9-23 record in two seasons as Cleveland Browns head coach (2011-12) and one impressive year of winning with journeyman QB Case Keenum in Minnesota enough to land the coveted Giants' head coaching job? That's hard to see, and that hire might not make a ripple in the Big Apple, frankly.
Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur.

(Bruce Kluckhohn/AP)
Patricia, however, might have found a kindred spirit in new Giants GM Dave Gettleman and a perfect fit in the organization's preferred identity. And that's despite famously wearing that Barstool Sports T-shirt of NFL commissioner Roger Goodell with a clown nose after the Patriots' latest Super Bowl win. Mara no doubt would be able to laugh that off with Patricia in the name of a good start with the Giants.
Gettleman, 66, is old-school, in the good way that he wants the Giants to be the Giants again.
He stepped to the podium on Dec. 29 after being hired and began talking about running the football, stopping the run and getting to the quarterback. He said he believes "big men allow you to compete," an old Coughlin line. He said fixing the offensive line and improving the culture were priorities.
Gettleman did not hire Ron Rivera as Panthers head coach, but in his four years as Carolina's GM (2013-16) won with the defensive-minded Rivera at the helm, including a 15-1 season and a Super Bowl trip in 2015, losing only to Von Miller and Denver's ferocious D.
Patricia's background and priorities suggest he and Gettleman and the Giants would be a great team.
Patricia was an offensive lineman in college at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute just north of Albany in Troy, N.Y., playing both center and guard. He comes from humble beginnings in the city of Sherrill, N.Y., 40 miles east of Syracuse (several sites list a population of just 3,071, per the 2010 census).
He is whiz-kid smart: Patricia owns a bachelor's degree in aeronautical engineering from R.P.I. and a master's in education from the University of Massachusetts. And while Patricia doesn't have the NFL head coaching experience that Mara prefers, he does satisfy the Giants' baseline requirement of significant time spent as a coordinator, in year six now running the Patriots' perennially respectable defense.
Patricia with Patriots offensive coordinator and fellow Giants head coaching candidate Josh McDaniels (left).

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He has worked for the Patriots since 2004 and has been part of three of this dynasty's five Super Bowl championships. And since he moved to defense in 2006, the Patriots have finished top-10 in fewest points allowed in 11 of 12 seasons, including a No. 1 overall ranking and Super Bowl win in 2016.
Patricia started as a grad assistant at R.P.I. in 1996, worked the next two years as an aeronautical engineer, then returned to coaching at Amherst College (defensive line, 1999-2000), before heading to Syracuse for three years as a grad assistant (2001-03) and then finally landing in New England.
He started on Belichick's staff as an offensive assistant (2004), became assistant offensive line coach in 2005, took over linebackers for five years (2006-10), and worked one season of safeties (2011) before taking over as full-time DC in 2012. Patricia is married to wife Raina with two sons, Dominic and Dave, and a daughter, Giamina.
Many believed Patricia would be the Lions' new head coach because he and Detroit GM Bob Quinn, a former Patriots exec, would keep it in the family as products of New England, too.
But also consider this: Belichick holds a strong affinity for the Giants from the glory days and has been active in grooming and advising McDaniels and Patricia in this process, and it could mean a lot to Belichick and to his legacy for Patricia to take over and turn around his former team.
The Giants are conducting their sixth and final interview with former Broncos RB coach Eric Studesville on Wednesday, but the feeling is Patricia and the Giants may have found themselves a perfect match.
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Three scouts have left Kansas City’s front office to join former Chiefs general manager and current Browns GM John Dorsey in Cleveland.

Those three are college scouting coordinator Dan Zegers, pro scout Jim Noel and area scout Matt Donahoe. Noel will move up to assistant director of pro scouting with the Browns while Zegers and Donahoe will hold the same roles as they did in K.C.
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Dorsey, the former Chiefs GM, recently signed three players that spent time with K.C. last season: running back Kelvin Taylor, offensive lineman Joseph Cheek and defensive lineman Ricky Ali’ifua. Cheek and Ali’ifua spent significant time on the Chiefs’ practice squad during the season.
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4 Potential Replacements for Mike McCarthy in Green Bay






The Packers have officially moved on from the Mike McCarthy era, firing their head coach after 13 seasons with the team. McCarthy amassed a 125-77-2 record across his tenure in Green Bay, winning a Super Bowl in 2010 and making the playoffs nine times. The Packers' 4-7-1 start this season all but guarantees that they'll miss the playoffs, and thus the organization has decided to seek new leadership. In his stead, Joe Philbin has been named the interim head coach, but here are four long-term replacements the Packers need to look at.

4. Lincoln Riley



The Oklahoma Sooners coach has often been linked with a jump to the NFL and this could be a great place for him to start. The pressures of coaching Aaron Rodgers should be alleviated by Riley's ability to get the most out of his quarterbacks, at least at the collegiate level. If the Packers want to pair an offensive-minded coach with their superstar quarterback, then Riley would be a near perfect fit.

3. Eric Bieniemy



The Chiefs' offense has been superb this season and much of that credit goes to Bieniemy, the team's offensive coordinator. Bieniemy has been their OC since 2013 and has proven to be one of the sharpest offensive minds in the league. Bringing him to Green Bay would do wonders for a Packers offense that is in the midst of a down year. Bieniemy could bring the spark back to Green Bay, something which the Packers have lacked this season.

2. John Harbaugh



John Harbaugh and the Ravens may be due to part ways this offseason, which could open the doors for the coach to change teams and join the Packers organization. Harbaugh will be a hot commodity for NFL teams in need of a new coach and the Packers would be wise to give him a call should the Ravens opt to not extend his contract. Harbaugh should be a highly-rated candidate in Green Bay.

1. Josh McDaniels



This is the big one; the one that most Packers fans want to see. McDaniels has experience working with one of the best quarterbacks of all time, Tom Brady, and fans in Green Bay will want to see him emulate that work with Aaron Rodgers. The Packers will be hoping the next head coach unlocks a new level for their offense and lead them back to the Super Bowl, and McDaniels could very well be that guy.


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City of Oakland Suing Raiders and NFL Over 'Illegal Move' to Las Vegas


The ​Raiders exit from Oakland is going to be somehow uglier than we first thought.


The city of Oakland is suing the Raiders and the ​NFL for what is being described as an "illegal move" to Las Vegas. The city filed the lawsuit in federal court on Tuesday, challenging the relocation of the Raiders and seeking monetary damages.


Yes, this could certainly send the Raiders scrambling next season, well before their stadium in Vegas is completed. As if the Raiders poor play wasn't enough, they needed more issues this year.




The Raiders have plans to move to Las Vegas, but the city of Oakland believes that all 32 NFL teams colluded as one in order to force cities like Oakland to finance new stadiums. The city believes that they were exiled from the marketplace due to their failure to pull together funds to support the construction of a new stadium.



The city of Oakland also claims that both the Raiders and the NFL violated their contract with the city, stating that the move benefits owners and harms Oakland's residents and taxpayers (they're not wrong).

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Oakland is suing the NFL and the Raiders over what it terms the Raiders' "illegal" move to Las Vegas, per Oakland city attorney spokesman. Suing on federal antitrust and contract claims.

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This is not the end of the Raiders tenure in Oakland that fans would have expected, but it will certainly be interesting to see how the scrambling solves itself.


Unfortunately, it seems like whatever the conclusion is, one city will be left seriously disappointed and without a football team.
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Josh McDaniels ‘Enthusiastically Interested’ In Coaching The Cleveland Browns






(Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images) Using the words “enthusiastically” and “Browns” in the same sentence before this season would’ve been enough to send anybody to the emergency room due to a laughing attack, but then the franchise parted ways with head coach Hue Jackson and QB Baker Mayfield had the team playing competitive for the 1st time in a long time.
As the Cleveland Browns cast a wide net to find a new head coach following a promising 2018 season, there has been some uproar that the franchise just might talk to Josh McDaniels about the head coaching position.
According to Steve Doerschuk of the Canton Repository, New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels is “enthusiastically interested” in the Browns head coaching job.
“The Browns have used back channels to indicate a mutual preliminary interest, but they have not invited him to an early interview. The Green Bay Packers did, and he said yes.”
If the Browns want to talk to McDaniels, they would need to do so in the next coming days while the Patriots are on their playoff bye week, or risk waiting until whenever New England’s postseason run ends.
McDaniels has spent 15 years as an assistant with the Patriots under Bill Belichick, 10 of those seasons as the team’s offensive coordinator.
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REPORT: Raiders In Talks To Play Home Games In England Next Year






(Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images) It has became very apparent that the Oakland Raiders will have a new home next season after the city of Oakland filed a federal lawsuit against the team and the NFL. While the Raiders will move to Las Vegas permanently in 2020, they are definitely going to need a temporary place to play the 2019 season and it doesn’t necessarily have to be in the United States.
According to the Daily Mail, the Raiders are in talks with Tottenham regarding the possibility of playing its home games there next year. That is a very long way from Oakland.
“Tottenham are in talks with the Oakland Raiders over a ground share for a full eight-game NFL home season next year.
NFL commentator and writer Ray Glazer revealed: ‘London is now an option for the Raiders. It is being discussed for them to play there next year. They are still trying to figure it out. The Raiders are discussing it. Do they play four home games, four away games, and back and forth again?
‘The Raiders don’t have a home next year. London is a possibility as of now.’ The Raiders’ potential switch to London comes because the lease on the Oakland-Alameda Coliseum has expired and their new stadium in Las Vegas will not be completed before the 2020 season.”
Tottenham was due to host an NFL game this past regular season, but stadium delays saw their game with the Seattle Seahawks moved to Wembley.
One things for sure, Jon Gruden wouldn’t be a fan of the idea as he stated this year prior to traveling to London for a regular-season game in 2018.
“I hope I can make it, honestly. I’m not great,” Gruden said. “I get claustrophobic. My son was a weightlifter and he won a powerlifting competition in Belarus. I had to fly 14 hours. I had to fly home 14 hours. I had vertigo for a month. I couldn’t even lay down, the house was spinning. I am hoping I don’t get vertigo. I’m not a great traveler.”
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Miami Dolphins Expected To Pursue Trade For Ravens HC John Harbaugh




(Photo by Will Newton/Getty Images) Despite the success of inserting rookie QB Lamar Jackson into the lineup and having the Baltimore Ravens reel off impressive win after impressive win to get them the AFC North title, John Harbaugh is not expected to sign an extension with the team as reported.
The Dolphins parted ways with head coach Adam Gase shortly after the season and are in the market for a big time coach to turn their franchise around. Insert: John Harbaugh.
Via Pro Football Talk:
“Per a league source, it’s believed that the Dolphins will formally make the call to the Ravens regarding that question, if the Dolphins know in advance that the Ravens won’t ask for too much.
How much is too much? Some think the Ravens would want two first-round picks. Others think the Ravens would be more reasonable than that.”
Florio points to certain personnel moves such as V.P. of football operations Mike Tannenbaum being reassigned and Chris Grier being made the G.M. and given the keys to the football operation. Those moves are being looked at by some as a move aimed at creating a structure that will attract Harbaugh.
Harbaugh is under contract until the end of the 2019 season.
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Browns sign RB Kareem Hunt

The Cleveland Browns have signed RB Kareem Hunt.
Hunt is 5-11, 216 pounds and entering his third NFL season out of Toledo. Originally drafted by Kansas City in the third round of the 2017 NFL draft, Hunt has appeared in 27 career games. He has rushed for 2,151 yards on 453 attempts (4.7 average) with 15 touchdowns, while adding 79 receptions for 833 yards with 10 touchdowns.

As a rookie in 2017, Hunt led the NFL with 1,327 rushing yards en route to a Pro Bowl selection. He became just the sixth rookie since 1966 (Super Bowl era) to lead the league in rushing yards. Hunt also became the first player in NFL history to record six consecutive games with 100-plus scrimmage yards to start their rookie campaign. He appeared in 11 games in 2018 and registered 824 rushing yards, 378 receiving yards and 14 total touchdowns. He was released by the Chiefs on Nov. 30. Hunt finished his collegiate career as Toledo’s all-time leading rusher with 4,945 yards, while scoring 44 rushing touchdowns. He attended Willoughby South High School in Willoughby, Ohio.

John Dorsey on signing free agent running back Kareem Hunt:

“My relationship and interaction with Kareem since 2016 in college was an important part of this decision making process but we then did extensive due diligence with many individuals, including clinical professionals, to have a better understanding of the person he is today and whether it was prudent to sign him. There were two important factors: one is that Kareem took full responsibility for his egregious actions and showed true remorse and secondly, just as importantly, he is undergoing and is committed to necessary professional treatment and a plan that has been clearly laid out.”



“We fully understand and respect the complexity of questions and issues in signing a player with Kareem’s history and do not condone his actions. Given what we know about Kareem through our extensive research, we believe he deserves a second chance but certainly with the understanding that he has to go through critical and essential steps to become a performing member of this organization, aside from what the NFL determines from their ongoing investigation. We fully understand that Kareem is subject to discipline by the NFL. Here at the Browns, there is a detailed plan with expectations laid out that he understands and must follow, because any similar incident will not be tolerated. We will support Kareem through this process and utilize our resources, however permitted, to help him become successful on and off the field as long as he continues to show the commitment necessary to represent this organization.”

Kareem Hunt on signing a free agent contract with the Cleveland Browns:

“First off, I would like to once again apologize for my actions last year. What I did was wrong and inexcusable. That is not the man I was raised to be, and I’ve learned a great deal from that experience and certainly should have been more truthful about it after the fact. I’m extremely grateful that John Dorsey, Dee and Jimmy Haslam and the Cleveland Browns organization are granting me the opportunity to earn their trust and represent their organization in the best way possible on and off the field. I am committed to following the necessary steps to learn and to be a better and healthier person from this situation. I also understand the expectations that the Browns have clearly laid out and that I have to earn my way back to the NFL. I’m a work in progress as a person, but I’m committed to taking advantage of the support systems that I have in place to become the best and healthier version of myself.”
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Grading the Joe Flacco trade from Ravens to Broncos: How did Denver get here?

Let's grade the trade that sent former Super Bowl MVP Joe Flacco from the Ravens to the Broncos, which reportedly cost Denver a midround pick in the 2019 NFL draft:

Denver Broncos: D+

The news that the Broncos are dealing for Flacco is a reminder that the things we've known about the league for years are still true.
To start, nobody knows anything about evaluating quarterbacks. If anybody should be an expert on which quarterbacks actually have the "it" factor and are about to turn into superstars, it should be John Elway, who is now the Broncos' general manager.
The Hall of Famer won two Super Bowls as part of a glittering 16-year career under center for the Broncos. He took over a floundering Denver team after the disastrous Josh McDaniels era and immediately led it back to the postseason. Elway nailed his two biggest decisions in replacing Tim Tebow with Peyton Manning (which was more controversial at the time than it seems now) and by swapping out John Fox after a 12-4 season for Gary Kubiak. The Broncos won Super Bowl 50 the following season.

Everything else Elway has done with the quarterback position has led to Wednesday's move. He used a second-round pick on Brock Osweiler in 2012, drafting the 6-foot-7 Arizona State product 18 picks before the Seahawks chose Russell Wilson. Elway tried to retain Osweiler with a significant offer north of $12 million per season in free agency, only to be outbid by the Texans. When that failed, Elway traded up in the first round of the 2016 draft to grab 6-foot-7 Memphis quarterback Paxton Lynch, who couldn't beat out 6-foot-3 seventh-round pick Trevor Siemian in two chances for the starting job before being released.
Elway broke from type briefly after Lynch bombed to a nearly unprecedented degree by signing 6-foot-1 Case Keenum in free agency last year. Keenum didn't live up to the heights he reached with the Vikings in 2017, unsurprisingly, but he also delivered the best season the Broncos have gotten from a quarterback since Manning in 2014. Keenum posted a 46.9 QBR on a team whose two best offensive linemen (Ronald Leary and Matt Paradis) combined for 15 starts. The Broncos traded Demaryius Thomas in midseason and then lost Emmanuel Sanders to a torn Achilles for the final month of the season. Keenum wasn't great, but he was about what Elway & Co. should have expected.

All of that brings us to the next lessons. In the NFL, shorter quarterbacks like Keenum have to constantly prove they can play. Tall quarterbacks get chance after chance to prove they can't play. And more important, when NFL coaches and executives are on the ropes, they're going to turn to what they know or what has worked in the past.
Come on down, Joe Flacco! The Broncos traded a midround pick to the Ravens for their deposed 6-foot-6 starter, who lost his job to Lamar Jackson and immediately saw the Ravens make a run to the postseason. ESPN's Adam Schefter noted that Flacco got enthusiastic recommendations from new Broncos coach Vic Fangio and former team executive Kubiak, each of whom was in Baltimore with Flacco earlier in his career.
Flacco has posted exactly one above-average season by passer rating or net yards per attempt since his incredible run to the Super Bowl in 2012. His Total QBR over that six-year stretch is 53.8; among the 20 passers with 2,000 or more pass attempts over that time frame, the only quarterbacks Flacco beats out are Eli Manning, Ryan Tannehill, Derek Carr and Blake Bortles. (Keenum's QBR over that time on 1,844 attempts is 51.5.)
Flacco has 5,670 career pass attempts with an ANY/A+ of 94. He has been a slightly below-average quarterback over the course of his 11-year run. Having turned 34 in January, it's hard to believe he is suddenly going to get better over a multiyear run, especially given the lack of talent the Broncos have on offense.
Joe Flacco has a 10-5 career record in the playoffs, including a Super Bowl XLVII win. AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton
It will now become more difficult for the Broncos to improve that talent. In addition to sending a midround pick to the Ravens for Flacco -- and Denver does have two fourth-round picks in this draft -- the Broncos are inheriting the three years and $63 million remaining on Flacco's onerous contract with the Ravens. That contract is unguaranteed, so the Broncos could get out of Flacco's contract after one season if things go wrong.
In 2019, though, the Broncos will add $18.5 million to their cap, which leaves them with $18.3 million in space per Spotrac. Denver can create $10.3 million in room by releasing the injured Sanders, but it probably needs to add at least one veteran wideout, if not a tight end to go with him. The Broncos need to find a way to bring back Paradis, their star center, given that they're already weak up front.

They're also stuck with a minimum of $10 million on their cap for Keenum, who has $7 million of his $18 million base salary guaranteed in addition to $3 million of his prorated signing bonus. Keenum will have no trade value at that $18 million figure and will likely be released by the Broncos unless he takes a huge pay cut, which wouldn't make sense.
Even more unfortunate: The combo of Flacco and Keenum creates total uncertainty at the position beyond 2019, thus making it a pretty good time to draft a quarterback, even if it's not in Round 1. As noted above, that has not gone well for Elway to this point.


Denver will have $28.5 million on its 2019 cap for Keenum and Flacco, with no quarterback of the future on the roster. It's hard to fathom how the Broncos got here, but it's an incredibly unenviable position.

Baltimore Ravens: B+

The Ravens have to be thrilled to get a midround pick for Flacco, who was out of their plans and likely to be released unless Baltimore found a trade partner. The compensation suggests there were multiple teams in for him or that new general manager Eric DeCosta managed to persuade the Broncos to negotiate against themselves. The Ravens will eat $16 million in dead money on their 2019 cap and then be rid of one of the worst contracts in modern NFL history.
Baltimore needs to find a new backup for second-year quarterback Jackson, and it will presumably look for a player who more closely matches his skill set. The obvious fit is Tyrod Taylor, who came up in the Ravens system and had his best run as a pro under current Ravens offensive coordinator Greg Roman in Buffalo.
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Report: Jaguars expected to sign Nick Foles



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The moment General Manager Howie Roseman announced the Eagles wouldn’t use the franchise tag on Nick Foles, the Jaguars became the favorites to land the quarterback in free agency. Alas, it appears Foles is headed to Jacksonville.
Les Bowen of philly.com reports a market for Foles “outside of Jacksonville has not developed” and the Jaguars “absolutely expect” to sign the former Super Bowl MVP when free agency opens March 13.


With the Jaguars as the only bidder, Foles might not get a contract that makes him among the highest-paid at his position, according to Bowen.


Washington, the Giants and Miami were thought to be other possible landing spots for Foles.



Foles, 30, went 4-1 in the postseason the past two seasons and 6-2 in the regular season in place of Carson Wentz the past two seasons.
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Odell Beckham Jr. Trade Grades: Browns huge winners for acquiring WR, Giants clear losers in an utter disaster

With Odell Beckham, the Browns are the new favorites in the AFC North

It actually happened.
On Tuesday night -- just three days after the Raiders traded for Antonio Brown -- the Browns pulled off a monumental trade with the Giants for Odell Beckham, as first reported by NFL Network's Mike Garafolo and confirmed by CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora. In return for one of the best receivers in football, the Giants acquired the Browns' first-round pick, second third-round pick, and 2017 first-round pick Jabrill Peppers, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
The trade actually happened. Beckham is on the Browns, and he immediately transforms them into the best team in the AFC North. The Giants are suddenly without their best player, and they didn't even get the two first-round picks that many believed would be a requirement in any trade involving Beckham.
Obviously, the winners and losers from Tuesday's blockbuster won't be known for some time. We need to see how the Giants use those draft picks. The players drafted with those picks need to be given a chance to step foot on the field in a Giants uniform. We also need to see how Beckham meshes with Baker Mayfield in Cleveland in addition to considering his impact within the ...
Oh, who are we kidding? Let's sort through the chaos and grade the trade right now, because as it stands, there's one very clear winner and one very clear loser. Yes, that could always change over time, but as of right now, give the Browns loads of credit for making the biggest move of the offseason and criticize the Giants for not getting as good of a haul that a player of Beckham's caliber should've fetched in the trade market.
We begin with the Browns.
Cleveland Browns: A

  • Odell Beckham
The Browns won this trade.
They just acquired arguably the league's best receiver who is both 26 years old and under contract for five more seasons with an average annual base salary of roughly $14.5 million. Even if the Browns end up reworking Beckham's contract to give him more money, they just added arguably the league's best receiver, who is still in his prime, and they didn't even have to give up multiple first-round picks. Heck, they didn't even have to give up the first of their two third-round picks. Even after parting ways with two draft picks, they're still armed with eight picks in the upcoming draft, two of which are a second- and third-round pick.


Here's what they're getting: Since Beckham entered the league in 2014, he ranks third in receiving yards per game with 92.8, slotting in behind Julio Jones and Antonio Brown. In that span, he also ranks third in touchdown catches with 44 even though he's missed 21 possible games. Put another way, DeAndre Hopkins ranks second with 45 touchdown catches, but he's played in 20 more games than Beckham in that span.
Translation: Beckham is in the top tier of NFL receivers. That much is indisputable.
He turns the Browns into the best team in the AFC North one year after they went 7-8-1 with their young nucleus, even after Hue Jackson actively sabotaged them during the first half the season. The Steelers just lost Antonio Brown. The Ravens lost C.J. Mosley and Eric Weddle. The Bengals are still the Bengals. The Browns added Odell Beckham to an offense that already has Baker Mayfield, Nick Chubb, Jarvis Landry, Antonio Callaway, David Njoku, and Kareem Hunt -- not to mention a defense that ranked 12th in DVOA.
This is good:
Browns offense ...

QB: Mayfield
RB: Chubb
WR: Beckham
WR: Landry
LT: Robinson
LG: Bitonio
C: Tretter
RG: Corbett
RT: Hubbard
TE: Njoku
WR: Callaway

... That's pretty good. And the defensive talent's not bad either.
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) March 13, 2019
According to SportsLine's Stephen Oh, the Browns' chance of winning the AFC North has risen to 50.5 percent with Beckham. Their projected number of wins has jumped to 10.1.


That's a clear win.
New York Giants: F

  • First-round pick this year (No. 17 overall)
  • Third-round pick this year (No. 95 overall)
  • Jabrill Peppers
Let's start with the obvious: The Giants just got significantly worse by parting ways with one of the league's best receivers. Again, that's undeniable.
Clear difference in philosophy: The Browns have figured out that having good players is good. The Giants? Well they think having good players is bad. We’ll see who is right.
— Kevin Clark (@bykevinclark) March 13, 2019
What's especially concerning about this trade from their perspective is that they didn't even get two first-round picks, which is what many assumed they'd get if they decided to trade Beckham. As NFL Network's Kimberly Jones said on Tuesday shortly before the trade, "Would two No. 1 picks do it? Perhaps, but there doesn't seem to be a team lining up with that kind of mega offer for Odell Beckham Jr."
In the end, the Giants settled for the No. 17 pick, the No. 95 pick, and Peppers.
If the Giants had called around and told teams that the best offer they had for OBJ was a 1, 3 + starting safety, would anyone have beat it? Hard to believe this is the best they could do.
— Kevin Seifert (@SeifertESPN) March 13, 2019
Maybe they'll draft a great player with those picks. Given the draft is a crapshoot, it's more likely that they won't hit on both picks. It's even more unlikely that either of those picks will result in a player as impactful as Beckham. In Peppers, the Browns are getting a good, but not great young safety who will replace Landon Collins. He'll be a nice addition, but he's not magically transforming that Giants' defense into a top unit.


The timing of the trade, which factors into their grade, is also puzzling. If the Giants were so eager to get rid of Beckham that they settled for the Browns' offer, why didn't they trade him a year ago before they handed him a five-year extension?
The Giants paid Odell Beckham $21.459 million in 2018 as part of his new 5-year $90 million contract. He played 12 games before season-ending quad injury. What a waste of money. If they were going to dump him, they should have traded him last year before signing him.
— Gary Myers (@GaryMyersNY) March 13, 2019
If the Giants were sick of Beckham's antics, they never should have given him that $90M extension. Not pay him and then trade him away.
— Lindsay Jones (@bylindsayhjones) March 13, 2019
Not only that, but according to Over The Cap, the Giants will take on $16 million in dead money too. That's a significant amount of money to be paying a player who doesn't play for your team anymore.
This is not a list teams want to be on. To no one's surprise, the Steelers and Giants are both on it after dealing away their highly paid receivers.
Most 2019 Dead Cap#Giants: $33.8M#Ravens: $23.6M#Steelers: $23M#Broncos: $21M#Cardinals: $16Mhttps://t.co/4anGngu4qe
— Spotrac (@spotrac) March 13, 2019
Even Giants general manager Dave Gettleman indicated two months ago that trading Beckham so soon after signing him to an extension wouldn't make much sense.

Gettleman: We didn’t sign Odell to trade him.
— New York Giants (@Giants) January 2, 2019
The Giants are now committed to a full rebuild one year after they passed on drafting a potential franchise quarterback in order to take a running back with the second-overall pick. While Saquon Barkley has proven to be a tremendous talent, his awesome rookie season also proved that he alone can't turn the Giants into contenders. Considering the Giants are in the beginning stages of their rebuild -- Eli Manning is still their quarterback -- it's not at all unreasonable to suggest that by the time the Giants are ready to compete, Barkley will no longer be on his rookie deal.
This is a disaster for the Giants. They traded away their best player in the prime of his career for a disappointing price less than a year after they gave him a huge contract. They're now beginning a rebuild one year after taking a running back over a quarterback with the No. 2 pick in the draft.
It's almost like they've been operating without a clear plan or direction.
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